When I heard that song, it reminded me of our lazy day together, sitting by the lake. Soft shallow waters drifted onto the shore as the day glided by. I didn’t want to move. I could have stayed there forever, tucked between the fear of who we were and the unknowing of who we could be.
Sitting parallel from one another, soaking into the lazy sunlight. Frothy clouds danced by. Your eyes pouring into mine like a bubbly soda into a bottle. Our conversations were like a melody of words that sang to the same tune.
But as the candied, indigo, sky stretched for miles into a steady stream of sadness. Our time had to come to an end as songs always do. Though I’d play that song a thousand times if it meant I could’ve remained there within your arms. It will always be the song that reminded me of you.
I am a Lowcountry author of short stories, poetry, and novels. I made my debut in 2014 with the novel, Life with a Bird Out the Window, followed by Forgiving the Past (2020), and The Untold Legacy (2021). My work has appeared online in Spillwords. Two of my short stories, Shining Light, and Claire De Lune have been chosen to be published in an anthology titled, An Iron Fist in A Velvet Glove. They also were awarded honorable mention in the Globe Soup 7 Day Writing Contest. I am a member of several writing groups, Write Like You Mean It, Kingsbridge Writers Circle, Writers Beyond Borders, Charlotte Lit, and participate in open mic nights with the Pat Conroy Literary Center.